Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monk’s Brew in the U.S.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pils and pale), candy syrup, brown sugar, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings) and ale yeast
Monk’s Elixir is a heavy dark Belgian ale inspired by the Trappist monasteries of Rochefort and Westvleteren. The beer style, characterized by its high content of alcohol, distinguishes itself by its dominant yeast character, delicious malt background and balanced hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7856) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, überreife Früchte, Karamell, alkoholisch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (792) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2014
0,33L bottle as Monk’s Brew. Pours dark ruby with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, and slightly metallic. Taste is sweet and bitter, dark fruits, candy and caramel. Finish is dry bitter. Overall: nice one. A lot of candy, hides alcohol well, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2014
sample at Classic City Beer Fest. Nice little treat here served up by the 5 points bottle shop table. Sugar cane, dark fruits, figs, yeast, bready.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RLiddell (46) - Valrico, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a beautiful ruby red with copious head, taste is dark fruit, breadiness, sweet. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2337) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from a trade with Countbeer, thanks. Into a snifter, ABV 10% Dark mahogany brown colour on the body, with a bit more than a finger of head, tan in colour, thick but kind of froathy, with good retention neverhteless, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma has prunes mainly, some faint chocolate, berries, red grapes. Taste is moderate sweet with a light acidity in too, with prunes once again, grapes and vinous notes, light caramel on the finish. The alcohol very well hiiden for its level.Medium thin body, good carbonation. Overall very good, very close to the better trappist ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (682) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
Deep reddish dark brown with big tan head. Very fruity, peach, strawberry, grapes, fruit candy. Lots of spices, fresh dough, raisin bread. Very sweet, with strong alcohol bitterness. Full bodied, nice carbonation. Great stuff, but the alcohol is a bit harsh...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Edelberg (5) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
Dejlig fyldig aroma og god krydret eftersmag. En karamel agtig sødme med passende bitter eftersmag. Velbalanceret øl. Kan bestemt anbefales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2014
Dark brown, minimal head. Vinous aroma with yeast and leather. Sweetish taste, spicy, raisins and cherries. Alcohol and a little bitterneness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minihame2 (206) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2014
Nice dark brown colour and a thin, offwhite head. Aroma has malts, sugary sweetness, and some caramel. Taste is very interesting, not in line with the aroma at all. A hint of bitterness. You get kind of a hollow feeling in the sense that the taste dissipates quickly. It’s quite usual Mikkeller beer, they take on a beer style and put their own twist into it and usually the results are pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (740) - Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap at Bier Station 3-8-14. Brown with orange highlights, a finger of off white head and good lacing. Aromas of plum and fig along with brown sugar and anise. Taste follows nose with those dark fruits and a brown sugar sweetness. Light anise flavor along with some clove spiciness and just a trace of alcohol and warmth. Finishes with some of that spiciness but is mostly dry. Medium bodied with a medium/high carbonation. Well integrated flavors. Good but not outstanding.

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